Gender differences in personal and situational risk factors for traumatic brain injury among older adults - Yu WY, Hwang HF, Lin MR.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate differences between older men and women in Taiwan in personal and situational risk factors for sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) versus soft-tissue injury (STI) due to a fall. DESIGN: Matched case-control study. PA... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Physical fitness among community-dwelling older women with and without risk of falling-The Taipei Study, Taiwan - Song CY, Tsauo JY, Fang PH, Fang IY, Chang SH.
The purposes of this study were to compare the differences in physical fitness between community-dwelling older women fallers and non-fallers, with and without a risk of falling, and to investigate the relation between physical fitness and falling risk fac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Preterm labor using tocolysis as a possible risk factor for postpartum depression: a 14-year population-based study in Taiwan - Liu JM, Liu CY, Hsu RJ, Chang FW.
Postpartum depression (PPD) is associated with negative physical and mental health outcomes for the mother and infant. Women often experience elevated symptoms of PPD, and the incidence of PPD has increased in recent years. There were lack of studies to in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Roundup: Indonesia issues Singapore's HealthCerts, new telemedicine platforms go live in India and more briefs
Also, a Taiwanese mobile health company sponsors the COVID-19 testing of the Tour de France 2021 winning team. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 23, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Reasons to be fearful of China ’s data-gathering | Letters
We should be suspicious of the role of the Chinese Communist party in the harvesting of genetic data from unborn babies, arguesWilliam MatthewsIn her column (What does the Chinese military want with your unborn baby ’s genetic data?, 10 July), Arwa Mahdawi suggested that the alleged involvement of the People ’s Liberation Army (which is directly answerable to the Chinese Communist party) with BGI’s data-gathering (likewise answerable as a China-based company) is essentially equivalent to data-gathering by western companies. To suggest that the former case is worse, she argued, “smacks of Sinophobi a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: China Genetics Asia Pacific Biology Science World news Women Pregnancy Parents and parenting Uyghurs Hong Kong Taiwan Xi Jinping Source Type: news

Validation of the short falls efficacy scale-international for Taiwanese community-dwelling older adults: associations with fall history, physical frailty, and quality of life - Kuo CT, Chen DR, Chen YM, Chen PY.
The FES-I is widely used to measure the fear of falling. However, studies linking the Chinese version of the FES-I to frailty and quality of life among older adults are still limited. Thus, this study examined the association of the full 16-item FES-I and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Intel Is in Talks to Buy GlobalFoundries for About $30 Billion
The move comes as Intel is launching a major push to become a chip manufacturer for others, a market dominated by Taiwan Semiconductor... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TSMC eyes expansion in U.S., Japan to meet sustained chip demand
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) (2330.TW) signalled on Thursday plans to build new factories in the United States and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TSMC Boosts 2021 Sales Outlook, Affirming Strong Chip Demand
(Bloomberg) -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. expects sales to rise more than 20% in 2021, affirming its crucial role in helping... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwanese firms develop gamified mobile health, fitness app
The Qwalker app rewards users with redeemable points for each completed daily task. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Taiwanese tech companies announce vaccine donation
Two Taiwanese high-tech companies have announced a donation of 10 million doses of anti-coronavirus vaccine made by Germany’s BioNTech to the island’s government, which faces political obstacles in fighting the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Foxconn and TSMC strike deal to buy 10 million COVID vaccines for Taiwan
A coronavirus outbreak in Taiwan has hastened the demand for vaccines (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TSMC and Foxconn join forces to secure vaccines for Taiwan
Tech champions step in after sovereignty prevented Taipei from buying BioNTech Covid jabs (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Taiwan's Foxconn, TSMC ink $350 mln COVID-19 vaccine deal
Taiwan's Foxconn (2317.TW) and TSMC (2330.TW) said on Monday they had reached deals to buy 10 million doses of Germany's BioNTech SE's... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifetime risks of hip fracture in patients with type 2 diabetic: Taiwan Diabetes Study - Lin CC, Li CI, Liu CS, Wang MC, Lin CH, Lin WY, Yang SY, Li TC.
This study is to estimate the lifetime risks of hip fracture in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes. INTRODUCTION: The lifetime risks of hip fracture have not been reported across the age spectrum in male adults and female adults with type 2 diab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Taiwan receives another 1.1M doses of vaccine from Japan
Taiwan has received 1.13 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Japan in the second such donation this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Japan to ship another 1.1M AstraZeneca doses to Taiwan
Japan’s government says a second shipment of more than 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be sent to Taiwan (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A nationwide population-based study on the association between land transport accident and peripheral vestibular disorders - Lin HC, Xirasagar S, Wang CH, Cheng YF, Liu TC, Yang TH.
This case-control study aimed to investigate the association of peripheral vestibular disorders (PVD) with subsequent land transport accidents. Data for this study were obtained from Taiwan's National Health Insurance (NHI) dataset. We retrieved 8704 subje... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Ten-year trends in lifestyle habits among community-dwelling older people in Taiwan - Tsou HT, Wu TY, Kuo KL, Hsiao SH, Huang SJ, Tsai CY.
OBJECTIVE: Different lifestyles may contribute to chronic diseases or a health condition. We aimed to study trends in lifestyle habits among community-dwelling older people. METHODS: This retrospective time-trend study enrolled 429  108 participant... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Ecological predictors and trajectory of internet addiction from childhood through adolescence: a nationally representative longitudinal study - Hsieh YP, Hwa HL, Shen ACT, Wei HS, Feng JY, Huang CY.
We examined multidimensional factors within four systems (individual, family, school, and community) that influence internet addiction across time among children through adolescence in Taiwan. We hypothesize that internet addiction increases from childhood... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Taiwan's push to shortcut vaccine approval sparks debate
Taiwan is planning to take a regulatory shortcut that would allow vaccines currently under development to be given out before the final stage of testing is finished (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

More Frequent Ultrasound Screening for People at High Risk for Liver Cancer May Be Worth It More Frequent Ultrasound Screening for People at High Risk for Liver Cancer May Be Worth It
Regular ultrasound screening with an interval between six and 12 months or less may lead to earlier detection of hepatocellular carcinoma in high-risk patients, according to a study from Taiwan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Apple, Intel become first to adopt TSMC's latest chip tech - Nikkei
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Intel Corp (INTC.O) will be the first adopters of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co's (2330.TW)... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apple and Intel become first to adopt TSMC's latest chip tech
Taiwanese company remains vital partner for American tech giants (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association between depressive symptoms and risk of sarcopenia in Taiwanese older adults - Wang LT, Huang WC, Hung YC, Park JH.
OBJECTIVES: Symptoms of depression and high risk of sarcopenia are common among the older population; however, the associations between these remain unclear. Thus, the present study identified whether depressive symptoms are associated with older adults' s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Vuno inks deal with Samsung integrating AI with mobile x-ray
South Korean artificial intelligence (AI) developer Vuno has signed a deal wit...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Vuno goes public in South Korea Vuno signs deal for AI sales in Taiwan EOS installs 1st EOSedge system in Australia Vuno AI system for lung CT gets approved in South Korea Report: Samsung to sell in vitro diagnostics unit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Vuno inks deal with Samsung
South Korean artificial intelligence (AI) developer Vuno has signed a deal wit...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Vuno goes public in South Korea Vuno signs deal for AI sales in Taiwan EOS installs 1st EOSedge system in Australia Vuno AI system for lung CT gets approved in South Korea Report: Samsung to sell in vitro diagnostics unit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The early impact of paraquat ban on suicide in Taiwan - Chang SS, Lin CY, Lee MB, Shen LJ, Gunnell D, Eddleston M.
INTRODUCTION: Pesticide ingestion is a leading method for suicide worldwide. Paraquat is a highly lethal herbicide when ingested. We assessed the impact of the first-stage ban on the import and production of paraquat (from February 2018) on suicides by pes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

US sends Taiwan 2.5 million vaccine doses, tripling pledge
A plane with 2.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Taiwan from the U.S. in a donation with both public health and geopolitical meaning (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How Five Hong Kong Protesters Escaped by Speedboat, Found Freedom in the U.S
The men barely knew each other before crossing the South China Sea to Taiwan. “We were scared to death,” one said of their journey. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Examining factors associated with postintervention recidivism in DUI repeat offenders after alcohol treatment: one-year follow-up study - Cheng WJ, Chen LY, Fang SC, Chang HM, Yang TW, Chang RC, Hsing TC, Huang MC.
Taiwan has deemed driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) to be criminal, and offenders are subjected to fines and jail penalties without being offered alcohol-related treatment, although alcohol use problems are prevalent in this population. We follo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Taiwan Orders Some Tech Workers to Stay Indoors to Tackle an Outbreak
Activists say that the measures discriminate against migrant laborers, an essential pillar of the island ’s high-tech industries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Chang Chien and Amy Qin Tags: internal-essential Taiwan Migrant Labor (Non-Agriculture) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Southeast Asia Source Type: news

Use rewards effectively to boost creativity
(Rice University) To boost employees' creativity, managers should consider offering a set of rewards for them to choose from, according to a new study by management experts at Rice University, Tulane University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and National Taiwan Normal University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

China's government issues warning after sending 28 planes over Taiwan
The government said it won't tolerate "intervention in the Taiwan issue by foreign forces," per Reuters. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China Sends A Record 28 Military Planes Into Airspace Controlled By Taiwan
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China, Its Military Might Expanding, Accuses NATO of Hypocrisy
In a sign of rising tensions, Beijing deployed 28 Chinese fighter jets and other aircraft over waters south of Taiwan hours after a U.S.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan reports incursion by dozens of Chinese warplanes
Taiwan on Tuesday said that China had sent dozens of aircraft into the island’s air defense identification zone as world leaders have... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Asia, the Pandemic Champion, Remains Miles Away From the Finish Line
While the United States edges toward normalcy, countries like Japan, South Korea and Australia are still facing months of uncertainty and isolation as their vaccination campaigns just start to gain steam. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Damien Cave Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Australia China Japan Taiwan Thailand South Korea Disease Rates Quarantines Shortages Source Type: news

Coronavirus outbreak in Taiwan threatens to worsen global semiconductor shortage
(Natural News) In the midst of an ongoing semiconductor shortage, the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) into Taiwan’s electronic factories is threatening to delay chip shipments even further. The country, home to a number of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers, is suffering from its first large outbreak of COVID-19. This has come against a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thailand denies blocking exports of AstraZeneca vaccines after Taiwan says Thailand is prioritising AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines for...
Thailand is not blocking exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine, a government representative said, after Taiwan said Thailand was keeping... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese firm asserts right to distribute Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Taiwan after investors raise concerns over reports of Taiwanese...
Taipei, June 12 (CNA) Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., the distributor of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the Greater... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan's upper house of Parliament passes motion to support Taiwan's bid to join WHO assembly
Tokyo [Japan], June 12 (ANI): The upper house of the Japanese Parliament on Friday passed a resolution supporting the self-governed... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stop illegal drills off Truong Sa Islands, Vietnam tells Taiwan
Foreign ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang affirmed Friday that Taiwan’s drills in waters off Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands are a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

McDonald's operations in South Korea and Taiwan hit by data breach
"While we were able to close off access quickly after identification, our investigation has determined that a small number of files were... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A better understanding of 'wet markets' is key to safeguarding human health, biodiversity
(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) The term 'wet market' is often laced with negative undertones, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the majority of these markets -- like the one featured above in Taipei, Taiwan -- pose very little risks to human health and biodiversity, according to a new study by Princeton University researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Prevalence and psychosocial risk factors of nonsuicidal self-injury among adolescents during the COVID-19 outbreak - Tang WC, Lin MP, You J, Wu JYW, Chen KC.
The research investigated the prevalence of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) during the COVID-19 outbreak and identified the psychosocial risk factors among junior high school students in Taiwan. Cross-sectional design was applied and 1,060 participants (Mag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Apple uses more suppliers from China than Taiwan for first time, data shows
The tech giant has become more, not less, dependent on the US’s superpower rival in recent years, according to analysis (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan seizes imported U.S. beef shipment for excess ractopamine
Taipei, June 8 (CNA) A shipment of beef imported from the United States was recently seized at Taiwan's border after it was found to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China Faces Nationalist Anger Over U.S. Military Plane in Taiwan
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TGen COVID-19 tracking program receives grant from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) TGen today announced a substantial grant from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC), one of the world's largest manufacturers of computer chips, to help TGen sustain Arizona's fight against COVID-19. The TSMC grant will boost TGen efforts to track variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the COVID-19 infection. TGen's program is designed to gain intelligence about the current pandemic, as well as prepare for a next potential regional or global disease outbreak. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news